Summer Olympics Kickoff: Your Take On Rio

Weightlifters work out in a training area ahead of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016.
Weightlifters work out in a training area ahead of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016. Frank Franklin II/AP
Weightlifters work out in a training area ahead of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016.
Weightlifters work out in a training area ahead of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016. Frank Franklin II/AP

Summer Olympics Kickoff: Your Take On Rio

It seems the drama and controversy surrounding the 2016 Rio Olympics have been overshadowing the actual sports. With all of the problems leading up to the games, is anyone still excited for the first Olympic tournament in South America? We talk to Mike Pesca, host of the Slate podcast The Gist, to get his take on the games and open up the lines to see if Chicagoans are excited for the Olympic games. [